This year I was unsure what to do for Ash’s birthday, I was searching and searching for an experience to do. Finally, I found it! A cooking class, but this was no ordinary cooking class; it was one run by refugees. The company was Free to Feed and is a non-for-profit run here in Melbourne to help set up refugees and asylum seekers with jobs.
There were choices about what type of cuisine you preferred, so as we eat a lot of curries I picked Sri Lankan.
The evening was run by a refugee named Niro who travelled for 3 weeks on a boat, ended up in detention centres on Christmas Island & in Melbourne to finally be here taking this class. His story was incredible but his happiness and positivity was something amazing.
He taught us to cook a few meals from Sri Lanka (his own recipes), the best part was at the end of the night we all sat down and shared the meal.
The pictures below speak for themselves. If you interested checked out their website and facebook page.
I’m going to let the photos speak for themselves, but this weekend I did a photography workshop at Melbourne Zoo. It was run by Nikon Australia and Jay Town (he’s a photographer for the Herald Sun).
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Today I had the need to just go and do a bit of a weights session instead of my normal Crossfit Classes, so I went to Iron Addicts in Ringwood. All I can say is the plates are pretty cool! Captain America plates….
Sidenote: Pretty cool gym, and it was a good workout!
More river visits this weekend, Adele and a housewarming/Dog Party!
I didn’t get any pictures from the concert but here are some cute dogs for you
We found an amazing new place to take Poppy for a walk today. I was looking for somewhere closeby (it’s been a weekend full of driving). Fortunately I found Warrandyte River reserve and it’s only 10 minutes from home!
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Myself, like a lot of people have had issues with money along the way. Whether it’s debts, not knowing what to do, overspending or just not realising there is an easier way to do things.
Over the last 5 or so years I’ve found myself in peaks and troughs of having savings and having debts – largely in the way of credit cards, interest free and that sort of stuff that is deemed acceptable in modern society. However I never had money for what if something went wrong, or I felt guilty if I bought shoes (I very rarely did!).
But I found a way out
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For the last 8 months or so I’ve been studying Astronomy at Swinburne. As luck would have it there is a volunteer run observatory here in Melbourne at Mount Burnett.
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Yes! Finally, a cafe which is for you and your puppy! It only opened in August. Located in Collingwood, this cute place is perfect.
There is food for your dog – Ice Creams, Dogcino’s, raw treats, dog popcorn – the list goes on! Continue reading “Dog House Cafe Collingwood”
Today we had another cool little adventure, after going into school to sort some things for Term 4. We went for a road trip to Sylvan and Olinda Forest.
It’s a beautiful drive there and only around 1hour from the CBD, making it perfect for a day trip.
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Being on school holidays, it’s a great time to get out and explore. The weather was in my favour too! So it was time to pack the snacks and water and go for a drive to the You Yangs.
I put Poppy in the car and we headed off.
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